Bill Hall probably had the best shot out of any of them to make the team, but a healthy spring from Eric Chavez and Eduardo Nunez blocked his path to the big leagues. Hall could be useful down the road if there is an injury so it is a good thing that he does not have an opt-out clause in his contract and will be sticking around, according to Chad Jennings of the Journal News.
The other two big names are outfielder Dewayne Wise and infielder Jayson Nix, who both have opt-outs in their contracts if they can find a team willing to give them a shot at the major league level. It’s hard to say if that is possible or not, but it doesn’t seem very likely. So there is potential to see all three veterans at Triple-A this year.
There is a fourth guy who would be included in this list – Russell Branyan – however a back injury has side lined him all spring. He recently was released and re-signed by the Yankees to avoid paying him $100K that teams now have to pay veterans on minor league deals. He’ll continue to rehab and will hopefully be back and playing in games by the end of April.